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Night Cover (1976)
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Lt. Leroy Powder, Indianapolis PD, investigates a series of gruesome murders and the disappearance of a teenage girl. Six burglaries, two assaults, one armed robbery, and a bomb scare all come in at the tail end of Lt. Leroy Powder's swing shift in the night cover room of the Indianapolis PD - a shift he's been working for nineteen years. About to wrap up, he gets a call from low-level criminal Johnny Uncle, who claims to have found a body. The cause of death is strangulation. There's no sign of sexual assault, no apparent motive, and no form of ID on the corpse - including prints because the killer took a sledgehammer to the victim's hands postmortem. But Powder's problems have only begun: This body won't be the last.
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